“He deserves to be No.1” Novak Djokovic compliments Daniil Medvedev on wonderful performance

Novak Djokovic is ready to lose his No.1 position to Daniil Medvedev, he considers that Medvedev deserves to be No.1.

Novak Djokovic and Daniil Medvedev
Novak Djokovic and Daniil Medvedev

Novak Djokovic is all set to return to the tour at the Dubai Tennis Championship, where he will be playing his first game of 2022. After getting deported from Australia and not being able to play at the Australian Open.

Djokovic also did his first press conference in Dubai, where he was asked some tough questions. One of the questions was on losing his world No.1 position to Daniil Medvedev who will be playing the Mexican Open.

There is a healthy chance that Medvedev might overtake Djokovic and become the world No.1 for the first time in his career. Djokovic replied to this by saying, “He deserves to be No.1”

Novak Djokovic will be the first to congratulate Daniil Medvedev

Novak Djokovic and Daniil Medvedev
Novak Djokovic and Daniil Medvedev

Novak Djokovic in his first press conference on his return was asked about the likelihood of Daniil Medvedev passing over him to become the world No.1 for the first time in his career. The Russian has been a close No.2 to Djokovic for the longest time and hasn’t been able to overtake him.

However, with Djokovic not being to participate in the Australian Open Medvedev got a big leap towards Djokovic’s ranking and might surpass him at the Mexican Open this week.

Djokovic commented on the possibility of Medvedev surpassing him by saying, “He deserves to be No.1. Eventually, it’s going to happen. If it happens this week, I’ll be the first one to congratulate him”

Djokovic and Medvedev have been close friends in the past and they’ve had great camaraderie on and off the court. Both the players have played some of the most high-rated tennis in the recent past and have dominated their opponents in the last few years.

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